Access to HE Diploma in Humanities

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Course introduction

If you dream of a career in fields related to teaching, marketing, journalism or public relations, then this Access course could be your ticket to success.

Through the study of English and Psychology you will enhance your skills of expression and analysis in preparation for degree-level study.

You will also acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills that will enable you to hit the ground running on a humanities-related higher education course.

As a result, you can begin to plan for the career you want. Not only that, you will broaden your horizons and grow as both a scholar and a person.

Why choose Brock for Access to HE Diploma in Humanities?

At Brock we provide specialist pastoral support to ensure you make an easy transition back into education.

Small class sizes, a focus on study and academic writing skills, and a dedicated Progression Advisor to assist you with your UCAS application, are all part of the Brock support package.

We will also help you build your knowledge and skills, helping you become a more confident self-directed learner who can make the switch to higher education relatively easily.

Teaching & learning

We combine proven teaching methods with a focus on fostering a deep understanding of the subject matter in order to help you reach your learning objectives.

You will engage in a range of learning activities, including: writing essays, delivering presentations, examining case studies and participating class discussions.

In addition, we will encourage you to read around your subject to enhance your understanding and apply your knowledge to unfamiliar situations, helping you become a more independent learner.

Course structure

The qualification comprises 60 credits, all at Level 3. Fifty-four credits are for academic content and six are for study skills.

Here is a breakdown of the study units:

1. English

After an introduction to English Language and English Literature as subjects, you will study a range of texts.  You will also have an opportunity to carry out a research project in an area of personal interest.

2. Psychology 

Your Psychology unit begins with an introduction to developmental psychology and moves onto an in-depth study of psychological theories. You will also undertake a research project in an area of personal interest.

3. Academic Writing

This unit will give you the writing skills you need to perform well at university. It also covers effective research, referencing and essay planning.

4. Study Skills

Picking up effective study skills such as time management and organisation is covered thoroughly by this unit. Study Skills will also help you with your UCAS application and university interviews.

5. IT Application Skills

This unit will help you develop the IT skills you need for this course and for university. You will learn how to produce professional reports in Microsoft Word, presentations in PowerPoint and also how to efficiently manage your files.

Minimum entry requirements

Most universities require Maths and English GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above. You should achieve these grades before starting an Access course.

Access to Higher Education is aimed solely at students aged 19+ who want to go to university and is accepted by universities for their courses.

This is an intensive programme of study. For this reason you must be able to commit to the timetable of lessons plus independent study each week. 

How will I be assessed?

  • Coursework
  • Independent research
  • Exam x 1

What can I do with this qualification?

After successfully completing this Access course in Humanities you can apply to university to study a range of degree subjects, including Teaching, Marketing, Journalism and Public Relations.

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